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Ashburton District CouncilPopulation forecast

In 2013, the dominant household type in Rakaia was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Ashburton District Council, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
Rakaia201320282048Change between 2013 and 2048
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents12424.111621.811721.3-7
Couples without dependents18435.720438.421839.7+34
Group households81.681.581.50
Lone person households15329.716030.116229.5+9
One parent family418.0387.2397.1-2
Other families51.050.950.90
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Rakaia was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 35.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 20 households and account for 38.4% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 8 households, to comprise 21.8% of all households in 2028, compared to 24.1% in 2013.

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